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The location of Vilas

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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Vilas.

This page contains six sections:

Around Vilas ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Madison. It lies just west of Vilas. Madison has a population of 253,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Waukesha. It is located about 50 miles [80 km] to the east of Vilas and has a population of 72,400 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Vilas and not the distance if you are driving it.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Beaver Dam   [Map]   16,476   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Beloit   [Map]   36,757   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Fitchburg   [Map]   ---   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Fort Atkinson   [Map]   12,541   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Hartford   [Map]   14,605   E   45 miles [72.4 km]
Janesville   [Map]   64,159   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
Middleton   [Map]   19,109   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Oconomowoc   [Map]   16,526   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Pewaukee   [Map]   ---   E   50 miles [80.5 km]
Stoughton   [Map]   13,134   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
Sun Prairie   [Map]   32,820   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
Verona   [Map]   12,969   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Watertown   [Map]   23,817   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
Waunakee   [Map]   13,607   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Whitewater   [Map]   14,517   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Blooming Grove   [Map]   1,911   SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Burke   [Map]   3,450   NW   5 miles [8 km]
Burke   [Map]   ---   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Cottage Grove   [Map]   3,999   SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
Cottage Grove   [Map]   6,996   E   Less than 2 miles
Deerfield   [Map]   1,705   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
Deerfield   [Map]   2,524   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
Dunn   [Map]   5,238   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Madison   [Map]   6,881   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
Maple Bluff   [Map]   1,339   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
McFarland   [Map]   8,320   SW   5 miles [8 km]
Medina   [Map]   1,471   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Monona   [Map]   8,179   SW   5 miles [8 km]
Pleasant Springs   [Map]   3,387   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
Sun Prairie   [Map]   2,464   NE   5 miles [8 km]

For more communities neighboring Vilas, please visit our County-by-County Page for Vilas.

Dane County ...

Vilas is located in Dane County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Dane County: Columbia, Dodge, Green, Iowa, Jefferson, Rock & Sauk.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Vilas ...

As we travel, we always see a community name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Cottage Grove   -   Less than 2 miles to the East of Vilas   [Map]
Darwin (Historic)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Door Creek   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Elmside   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]
Hope   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]
Maple Bluff   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Pierceville   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Raintree   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]
Red Bridge Crossing   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]
Seminary Springs   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]
Sunburst   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Token Creek   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a new section that have been added to our Genealogy Helper Page for Vilas.

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Vilas. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Vilas. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights to see and places to visit:

For the State of Wisconsin

    Wisconsin Tourism
    Parks for Wisconsin

    Fishing in Wisconsin
    Hunting in Wisconsin


National Park Service (NPS) sites in Wisconsin

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in Wisconsin

Murals of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) - New Deal Art in Wisconsin

Airports Near Vilas ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Vilas.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Blackhawk Airfield   [Map]   87Y   ENE   2 miles [3.2 km]
Dane County Rgnl. (MSN/KMSN)   [Map]   MSN   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Waunakee Airport   [Map]   6P3   WNW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Middleton Muni.   [Map]   C29   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
Fort Atkinson Muni.   [Map]   61C   ESE   22 miles [35.4 km]

When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would be a better fit to our travel plans.<5> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and where they are relatively close to Vilas.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Vilas. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Dane County Rgnl. (MSN/KMSN)   [Map]   MSN   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Rockford Intl. (RFD/KRFD)   [Map]   RFD   S   62 miles [99.8 km]
Gen. Mitchell Intl. (MKE/KMKE)   [Map]   MKE   E   68 miles [109.4 km]
O'Hare Intl. (ORD/KORD)   [Map]   ORD   SE   102 miles [164.2 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Southern Wisconsin Rgnl.(ICAO: KJVL)   [Map]   JVL   SSE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Dubuque Rgnl. (DBQ/KDBQ)   [Map]   DBQ   WSW   88 miles [141.6 km]
Outagamie County Rgnl. (ATW/KATW)   [Map]   ATW   NNE   88 miles [141.6 km]
Chicago Exec. (PWK/KPWK)   [Map]   PWK   SE   95 miles [152.9 km]
Austin Straubel Intl.(GRB/KGRB)   [Map]   GRB   NNE   110 miles [177 km]
La Crosse Muni.(LSE/KLSE)   [Map]   LSE   WNW   115 miles [185.1 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Blackhawk Airfield   [Map]   87Y   ENE   2 miles [3.2 km]
Waunakee Airport   [Map]   6P3   WNW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Middleton Muni.   [Map]   C29   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
Fort Atkinson Muni.   [Map]   61C   ESE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Watertown Muni.(ICAO: KRYV)   [Map]   RYV   ENE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Sauk - Prairie Airport   [Map]   91C   WNW   29 miles [46.7 km]

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

Dane County Rgnl.   (MSN/KMSN)   [Map]
        Website for Dane County Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Rockford Intl.   (RFD/KRFD)   [Map]
        Website for Rockford International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Austin Straubel Intl.   (GRB/KGRB)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
La Crosse Muni.   (LSE/KLSE)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Watertown Muni.   (ICAO: KRYV)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Gen. Mitchell Intl.   (MKE/KMKE)   [Map]
        Website for General Mitchell International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Dodge Co. Airport   (ICAO: KUNU)   [Map]
        Website for Dodge County Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Wisconsin Dells Airport   (ICAO: KDLL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
O'Hare Intl.   (ORD/KORD)   [Map]
        Website for O'Hare International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Midway Intl.   (MDW/KMDW)   [Map]
        Website for Midway International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Central Wisconsin Airport   (CWA/KCWA)   [Map]
        Website for Central Wisconsin Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Southern Wisconsin Rgnl.   (ICAO: KJVL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Dubuque Rgnl.   (DBQ/KDBQ)   [Map]
        Website for Dubuque Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Outagamie County Rgnl.   (ATW/KATW)   [Map]
        Website for Outagamie County Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Chicago Exec.   (PWK/KPWK)   [Map]
        Website for Chicago Executive Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Vilas. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Dane County: www.co.dane.wi.us/

The official website for State of Wisconsin: www.wisconsin.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Vilas.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance starting in Vilas. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Vilas) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Vilas. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.0897, Longitude: -89.2348     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Vilas have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.

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<4>On an airport-by-airport basis, an NFDC report typically includes a description of airport operations, contacts, the runway(s), and radio, navigation & weather frequencies. The National Flight Data Center (NFDC) is operated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with the purpose of collecting, validating and disseminating information about airports.

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<5>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Vilas), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Vilas.